How the frick do you keep track of characters in books when they all have slavistani names as long as your arm

How the frick do you keep track of characters in books when they all have slavistani names as long as your arm
>Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov (“Rodya,” "Rodka")
>Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladov (“Sonya,” “Sonechka”)
>Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Books aren't movies. Youre not supposed to just get it all at once. You need to reread a book to get the most out of it.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Give them fun nicknames.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Rodion Romanovich Raskolnikov (“Rodya,” "Rodka")
      Rascal
      >Sofya Semyonovna Marmeladov (“Sonya,” “Sonechka”)
      Lady Marmalade
      >Andrei Semyonovich Lebezyatnikov
      Dr. Dre

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If i knew who everyone was then i could but its well written parts that have no clue of the context of until somebody drops in their job or relationship to somebody else

      its rough on your first go but once youread a lot of russian lit and familiarize yourself with their naming traditions it becomes a lot easier

      if you think C&P is bad, just wait till you get to war and peace, with a total of 559 characters from beginning to end

      I have read war and peace and it was nothing like thiis. The characters all had things like mononyms, latinised names titles that were mentioned and distinct physical or personality traits which were mentioned every time. So it was really to realise that a character was that guy who turned up before 100 pages ago

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its rough on your first go but once youread a lot of russian lit and familiarize yourself with their naming traditions it becomes a lot easier

    if you think C&P is bad, just wait till you get to war and peace, with a total of 559 characters from beginning to end

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some people actually take notes and write down who each character is. Might be helpful if you’re not familiar with slavic naming conventions
      War and peace was not too bad, theres really only like 3 families you need to focus on

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the russians are useless and suicide inducing

      Some people actually take notes and write down who each character is. Might be helpful if you’re not familiar with slavic naming conventions
      War and peace was not too bad, theres really only like 3 families you need to focus on

      stupid comment. Russian writers are shit

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    that's what I'm tawkin about
    Duckin Dostoevsky

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everytime a book names a character now I write the name in the notes app on my phone.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you get use to it, do some memory exercises if need be

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Listen to audiobooks where they do voices.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >rascal
    >marmalade
    >sonuvabitch
    Is it really that hard to remember

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You learn a slavic language, simple as
    Then you know the meaning of last names and in no fricking way can you confuse them.
    ESLs will never complain about english names because of their simplicity and foreign derivative origin.
    Its truly just the anglos and NAs being limited by the simplified vocabulary of last names in day to day life.

    TLDR; skill issue

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if an ESL complained about Mackenzie Macklemore McMahnson 'mackie
      ', 'macka' who was refered to be all of them and often 2 joined together i would get it
      Im not American, but i certainly dont respect slavs. They are good at writing what they know which is human suffering

      I’ve read W&P and Anna Karenina and I had literally zero problem keeping track of who’s who

      War and peace is completely different

      If i knew who everyone was then i could but its well written parts that have no clue of the context of until somebody drops in their job or relationship to somebody else
      [...]
      I have read war and peace and it was nothing like thiis. The characters all had things like mononyms, latinised names titles that were mentioned and distinct physical or personality traits which were mentioned every time. So it was really to realise that a character was that guy who turned up before 100 pages ago

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve read W&P and Anna Karenina and I had literally zero problem keeping track of who’s who

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stefan Stepadeyvich

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    with something like pic related

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    babby's first non-anglo book?

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If weebs have no trouble figuring out Japanese honorifics and nickname conventions you should manage to get over this.

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Real talk: I just listened to the BBC radio adaptation, and lied about having read it.

    No one has called me out yet.

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When I read this book I literally thought the investigator/lawyer guy was the same guy as the sister’s fiancé lol

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s pretty simple, they will mostly use last names. First names are used by friends and family. Middle names will only be used in conjunction with the first in a formal setting because it’s like saying John, son of James - or Rodion, son of Roman.
    The nicknames are what you would fine in English e.g. Joe shortened from Joseph. They all tend to follow a similar form though the sister does have dunechka or dunya where her name is avdotya so that is slightly trickier.
    It’s honestly no different from how people are referred to in English in various ways it’s just the names are from the beautiful Russian lex.

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